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SYNC: FREE AUDIOBOOKS FOR TEENS ENCOURAGES LISTENING

With audiobook availability and listening on the rise, the SYNC Audiobooks for Teens program, sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and powered by OverDrive, kicks off its ninth year on April 26th.


“This summer’s list will entice teens of many different tastes to experiment
with new titles in this growing format. We are pleased to have such a quality list to share!” says
AudioFile Magazine Founder Robin Whitten.

Teens, librarians, club leaders, and educators may sign up for email or text alerts about these FREE
offerings and can learn more at www.audiobooksync.com. Any individual may participate by
downloading the OverDrive App to their device of choice and returning to the SYNC website each
Thursday after 7am Eastern Time to download the new audiobook pair for the week. Each title is
available to download for one week only, but once downloaded may be kept by the recipient. Teens can build their listening collections and experience literature in a new way. Authors include Kwame
Alexander, Jazz Jennings and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

SYNC makes available two themed audiobook downloads every week, at no cost, to every registered
listener, all summer. In 2018, 26 titles will be given away through the 13-week-long season. During the summer of 2017, the SYNC program gave away nearly 178,000 downloads to almost 28,000 participants.


SUMMER 2018 SYNC TITLE LINEUP
April 26 – May 2
THE GREAT WAR by David Almond, John Boyne, Tracy Chevalier, Ursula Dubosarsky, Timothée de Fombelle, et al., Narrated by Nico Evers-Swindell, JD Jackson, Gerard Doyle, Richard Halverson, Sarah Coomes, Nick Podehl (Candlewick on Brilliance Publishing)
A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE by Brittany Cavallaro, Narrated by Graham Halstead and Julia Whelan (HarperAudio)

May 3 – May 9
THE DEVIL'S HIGHWAY Written and Narrated by Luis Alberto Urrea (Hachette Audio)
SOLO by Kwame Alexander, with Mary Rand Hess, Narrated by Kwame Alexander, with music by Randy Preston (Blink)

May 10 – May 16
JOHNNY GET YOUR GUN by John Ball, Narrated by Dion Graham (Brilliance Publishing)
ON TWO FEET AND WINGS Written and Narrated by Abbas Kazerooni (Brilliance Publishing)

May 17 – May 23
BEING JAZZ Written and Narrated by Jazz Jennings (Listening Library)
SAVING MONTGOMERY SOLE by Mariko Tamaki, Narrated by Rebecca Lowman (Listening Library)

May 24 – May 30
WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI by Sandhya Menon, Narrated by Sneha Mathan and Vikas Adam (Dreamscape Media)
BAKER'S MAGIC by Diane Zahler, Narrated by Tavia Gilbert, Michael Crouch, Stephen DeRosa, Kenneth Cavett, L.J.
Ganser, Robin Miles, Stina Nielsen, Elisabeth Rodgers (Live Oak Media)

May 31 – June 6
LOVE AND FIRST SIGHT by Josh Sundquist, Narrated by Pat Young (Hachette Audio)
EXTRAORDINARY MEANS by Robyn Schneider, Narrated by Khristine Hvam and James Fouhey (HarperAudio)

June 7 – June 13
EVERLAND by Wendy Spinale, Narrated by Fiona Hardingham and Steve West (Scholastic Audiobooks)
THE JUST MEN OF CORDOVA by Edgar Wallace, Narrated by Bill Homewood (Naxos AudioBooks)

June 14 – June 20
MY NAME IS NOT FRIDAY by Jon Walter, Narrated by Dion Graham (Scholastic Audiobooks)
COME AUGUST, COME FREEDOM by Gigi Amateau, Narrated by JD Jackson (Candlewick on Brilliance Publishing)

June 21 – June 27
OPENLY STRAIGHT by Bill Konigsberg, Narrated by Pete Cross (Dreamscape Media)
DOCTOR CERBERUS by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Performed by Steven Culp, Pamela Gray, Simon Helberg, Jamison Jones and Jarrett Sleeper (LA Theatre Works)

June 28 – July 4
MACBETH by William Shakespeare, Performed by Josh Cooke, JD Cullum, Dan Donohue, Jeannie Elias, Chuma Gault, James Marsters, Jon Matthews, Alan Shearman, André Sogliuzzo, Kate Steele, Kristoffer Tabori and Joanne Whalley (LA Theatre Works)
THE CURSE OF CROW HOLLOW by Billy Coffey, Narrated by Gabe Wicks (Thomas Nelson)

July 5 – July 11
GIRLS LIKE US by Gail Giles, Narrated by Lauren Ezzo and Brittany Pressley (Candlewick on Brilliance Publishing)
THE INVISIBLE GIRLS by Sarah Thebarge, Narrated by Kirsten Potter (Oasis Audio)

July 12 – July 18
HOW TO HANG A WITCH Written and Narrated by Adriana Mather (Listening Library)
THE SCARLET LETTER by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Narrated by Donada Peters (Listening Library)

July 19 – July 25
THE LOST WORLD by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Narrated by Glen McCready (Naxos AudioBooks)
MONSTROUS BEAUTY by Elizabeth Fama, Narrated by Katherine Kellgren (Macmillan Audio)

About AudioFile Magazine

AudioFile is the #1 source in the world for audiobook reviews, with more than 43,000 professional
reviews already available. Nearly 400 new audiobooks are reviewed every 60 days. AudioFile features narrator and author profiles and awards exceptional performances with the coveted Earphones Award. www.AudioFileMagazine.com

About OverDrive

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